Dr. Hung-Lin CHI
BSc, MSc (National Taiwan Univ.), PhD (National Taiwan Univ.)
Assistant Professor; Deputy Program Leader for MSc/PgD in Construction
and Real Estate; Dissertation Coordinator for BSc (Hons) Surveying;
Departmental Research Committee Member; Academic Advisor
Tel.: (852) 2766 5871
E-mail address : hung-lin.chi@polyu.edu.hk
  Dr Hung-Lin Chi joined The Hong Kong Polytechnic University as a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Building and Real Estate in June 2017 and now becomes an Assistant Professor since July 2020. His research background is computer-aided engineering for construction management. Combining his research skills certified through a minor degree in computer science, his research interests include automation, sensing and tracking, and visualization technologies in construction. Dr Chi was studying in a group of Computer-Aided Engineering under the Department of Civil Engineering at National Taiwan University until 2013 and rewarded his PhD degree. The topic he was working on for PhD study is about the development of an AR-enhanced teleoperation crane and its user interface. After the graduation, he then possessed a research fellow position in Australasian Joint Research Centre for Building Information Modelling at Curtin University from 2013 to 2017. Since Dr Chi joined the department, his teaching duties cover the construction technology-related subjects. The research funding Dr Chi secured includes PolyU teaching development grant and Early Career Scheme (ECS) from Research Grant Council (RGC). In 2018, he gained an honour to be an awardee of Discovery Early Career Research Award from Australian Research Council. The proposed research topic of the award is about automatic motion planning considering operational concerns of craneage tasks. His current research includes developing route re-planning algorithms for construction craneage optimization; integrating construction management theorems (e.g., lean) in the VR environment for construction worker and equipment operator training; AI approaches for operator’s fatigue detection; and BIM-enabled system integrations for construction inspection and infrastructure monitoring.
Main areas
BRE261 - Construction Technology and Material I
BRE275 - Individual and Integrated Project
BRE462 - Advanced Construction Technology
Research and Scholarly Activities
Advanced Construction Machinery Planning and Management
Building Information Modelling
Sensing and Tracking Technologies in Construction
Visualization in Engineering
PI, Toward Effective Off-site Crane Training – Development of a Digital Operation Coach by using Automatic Motion Planning Approach, RGC ECS Scheme, 2020-2022
PI, The Development of BIM-AR Structure Health Monitoring System for High-Speed Railway Infrastructure Management, CNERC Project, 2019-2020
PI, Considering Human Operational Knowledge in the Development of Automatic Motion Planning for Construction Crane, PolyU Start-up Project, 2017-2020
Deputy Program Leader for MSc/PgD in Construction and Real Estate
Dissertation Coordinator, BSc (Hons) Surveying
Member, Departmental Research Committee (DRC)
Academic Advisor
Professional Service
Professional Service
Guest Editor, Journal of Information Technology in Construction Special Issue on "CIB World Building Congress 2019 Constructing Smart Cities"
Co-chair of Scientific Technical Committee, International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management (ICCEPM 2019)
International Scientific Programme Committee Member, CIB World Building Congress 2019 Constructing Smart Cities
Editorial Assistant, Visualization in Engineering
Program Chair, International Conference on Innovative Production and Construction 2016 (IPC 2016)
Co-chair of Scientific Technical Committee, International Conference on Innovative Production and Construction 2015 (IPC 2015)
Organization Committee Member, International Conference on Innovative Technologies in Construction 2014 (ITC 2014)
Workshop Panel Member, 31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining 2014 (ISARC 2014)
Guest Editor, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, Special Issue on "Automation and Robotics in Construction and Civil Engineering" (2013 – 2014)
Selected Recent Publication List

Publications in Refereed Journals (Selected)

1. Li, X., Chi, H. L., Wu, P. and Shen, Q. (2020). "Smart Work Packaging-enabled Constraint-free Path Re-planning for Tower Crane in Prefabricated Products Assembly Process," Advanced Engineering Informatics, 43, 101008
2. Fan, S. L., Chi, H. L. and Pan, P. Q. (2019). "Rule Checking Interface Development between BIM and End User," Automation in Construction, 105, 102842
3. Li, X., Yi, W., Chi, H. L., Wang, X. and Chan, P. C. (2018). "A Critical Review of Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) Applications in Construction Safety," Automation in Construction, 86, pp. 150-162
4. Hou, L., Chi, H. L., Tarng, W., Chai, J. and Panuwatwanich, K. (2017). "A Framework of Innovative Learning for Skill Development in Complex Operational Tasks," Automation in Construction, 83, pp. 29-40
5. Chai, J., Wu, C., Zhao, C., Chi, H. L. and Wang, X. (2017). "Reference Tag Supported RFID Tracking using Robust Support Vector Regression and Kalman Filter," Advanced Engineering Informatics, 32, pp. 1-10
6. Chen, Y. C., Chi, H. L., Kang, S. C. and Hsieh, S. H. (2016). "Attention-Based User Interface Design for a Tele-Operated Crane," ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 30(3), 04015030
7. Chi, H. L., Wang, X. and Jiao, Y. (2015). "BIM-Enabled Structural Design: Impacts and Future Developments in Structural Modelling, Analysis and Optimisation Processes," Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering, 22(1), pp. 135-151
8. Chi, H. L., Kang, S. C. and Wang, X. (2013). "Research Trends and Opportunities of Augmented Reality Applications in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction," Automation in Construction, 33, pp. 116-122
9. Chi, H. L., Chen, Y. C., Kang, S. C. and Hsieh, S. H. (2012). "Development of User Interface for Tele-Operated Cranes," Advanced Engineering Informatics, 26(3), pp. 641-652
10. Chi, H. L. and Kang, S. C. (2010). "A Physics-based Simulation Approach for Cooperative Erection Activities," Automation in Construction, 19(6), 750-761

Updated in July 2020